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Young Adult Book "Chico Boy: A Novel" Wins Medalist Honors in New Apple Independent Book Awards

Dayton, OH, April 11, 2018 --( "Chico Boy: A Novel" by Gina Hooten Popp has been chosen as Medalist Winner in the Young Adult General Fiction category of the New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
Life isn’t easy when you have as many obstacles to overcome as fourteen-year-old Chico Boy has in his life. For starters, his dad left over a year ago and he’s fallen behind in school. And even though his mother works hard at her waitressing job, she’s barely able to cover the family’s expenses. Things like new underwear and tennis shoes fall far down on the list of essentials when compared to gas, food and rent. And now to top it all off, he and his best friend Tulula think they’ve witnessed a possible murder. But take heart; not all is bad for Chico Boy. He has a great group of friends and an indomitable spirit that keeps him bouncing high on the pogo stick of life.

About the Author
A native Texan, Gina Hooten Popp was born in Greenville and now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

About the New Apple Book Awards
The Annual New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung self-published books fighting for their place among the more than one million books released annually. Any English-language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines, was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction. A complete list of winners can be found at

"Chico Boy: A Novel" is available in e-book format as well as paperback on Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

"Chico Boy: A Novel"
Author: Gina Hooten Popp
Publishing House: Self-Published
ISBN: 978-0-9979558-0-4
Author website:
Twitter: @Gina_Popp
Gina Hooten Popp is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. Contact the author at

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